10 Interesting Facts about Vanessa Hudgens

If you love to watch movie and are one of Vanessa Hudgens’ fans, then you must probably know one of these following facts about Vanessa Hudgens. Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence playing as Gabriella Montez in the “High School Musical series”. Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel. She had her feature debut in the 2003 film “Thirteen”, a teenage drama in which Hudgens had a supporting role. She had mainstream success following the release of the “High School Musical” trilogy and her appearance in the series helped make her a household name. To get to know more about her, here are the other facts about Vanessa Hudgens you may like.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 1: Singer Debut

Songs from the “High School Musical” charted worldwide, with the song “Breaking Free” peaking inside the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. This led to Hudgens releasing her debut album, “V”, on September 26, 2006 which entered the Billboard 200 at number 24, and was later ceritified Gold. Her second album, “Identified”, was released on July 1, 2008 in the United States.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 2: Acting Career

Since the release of her albums and the “High School Musical” franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. In 2009, she earned critical acclaim for her role in the film “Bandslam”. She has also appeared in the film “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” alsongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson; and in the film “Spring Breakers” alongside Selena Gomez.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens - Vanessa Hudgens

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens – Vanessa Hudgens

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 3: Award

In 2005, Hudgens was awarded the lead role of Gabriella Montez in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical. The film saw Hudgens’ portraying the new girl at high school who falls for the captain of the basketball team. The two later reveal a passion for singing, and audition for the school play together.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 4: Public Image

Hudgens was represented by Willim Morris Agency but signed on to Creative Artists Agency in 2011. In 2006, Hudgens’s earnings were estimated to be $2 million. She was included in Forbes’ richest list in early 2007, and the Forbes article noted that she was included in Young Hollywood’s Top Earning-Stars.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens - Bandslam Premiere

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens – Bandslam Premiere

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 5: Household Name

Hudgens began a relationship with High School Musical co-star Zac Efron in 2005. The couple became a frequent target for the media, and in turn the BBC predicted that Hudgens would be a “household name” in the US. The couple, in a similar fashion to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, became known as “Zanessa”, a mixture of their names.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 6: Family

Vanessa Hudgens has lived with her parents along the West Coast, from Oregon to Southern Californi. Her mother held a succession of office jobs, and her father was a firefighter. She has a younger sister, Stella Hudgens, who is also an actress. She was raised as a Roman Catholic. Her father is of Irish and Native American descent, and her mother, a native of Manila, Philippines, is of Spanish-Chinese-Filipino descent.All of her grandparents were musicians.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens - High School Musical Concert 2007

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens – High School Musical Concert 2007

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 7: Old Navy

Due to the popularity of “High School Musical”, she signed a contract with Old Navy to appear in multiple commercials for the company. She had previously appeared in a swimwear commercial for the company in 2005.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 8: Disney Channel Games 2006

Took part in the Disney Channel Games 2006 as Blue Team’s member alongside Brenda Song, Corbin Bleu, Cole Sprouse, Monique Coleman, and Jason Earles.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens - People's Choice Awards

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens – People’s Choice Awards

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 9: High School Musical

On December 29, 2006, it became the first Disney Channel Original Movie to be broadcast on the BBC. For the film, Hudgens recorded numerous songs which had commercial success. The song “Breaking Free”, a duet with Zac Efron, went on to become Hudgens’ only Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, when it peaking at number 4 on the chart. The song also reached number 9 in the UK, her highest chart entry in the country.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens 10: Red by Marc Ecko

Vanessa Hudgens was also tapped as the new spokesmodel for “Red by Marc Ecko,” a contemporary young women’s apparel and footwear collection, being featured in the fall and holiday 2007 and spring 2008 ad campaigns.

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens - Skylight West Studio in 2011

Facts about Vanessa Hudgens – Skylight West Studio in 2011

Those following facts about Vanessa Hudgens will probably make you admire her more. Besides being good on acting, Hudgens is also good on singing. After his success on High School Musical, he became really famous and let’s say “rich”. Hope these Vanessa Hudgens facts would be interesting and useful for you to read.

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